Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn

1101 Edgecumbe Dr, Sitka, Alaska, 99835, United States | B&B
Prices starting from $107.00
 

Travel Blogs from Sitka

Sightsteeing in Sitka

A travel blog entry by cphenly on Aug 05, 2013

3 comments, 59 photos

Spent today touring the downtown and eastern areas of Sitka. Started at the National Historical Park, famous for its totem poles. Turns out that the park was not created for the totems, but rather the totems were created for the park. The local native tribe is the Tlinget (pronounced, roughly, Klinket, but that initial "k" sound is guttural, made …

There Be Mountains Here!

A travel blog entry by cphenly on Aug 06, 2013

1 comment, 58 photos

Woke up this morning to gorgeous sunny skies. Sitka looks entirely different in the sun—for one thing, it is surrounded by mountains we couldn't see yesterday, and now it looks MUCH bigger. We spent the morning hiking through the Sitka Historic Park, which is associated with the Tongas National Forest. We hiked the Mosquito Cove Trail, a hike …

Transfer Day

A travel blog entry by cphenly on Aug 04, 2013

20 photos

We did very little today, other than transfer from Anchorage to Sitka. Got the shuttle driver talking about Sarah Palin (much to Tim's disgust, but I was curious about the hometown viewpoint). This chick (about 22--a baby when Sarah was running for VP) was totally enamored. She considers herself a personal friend of the Palins (dubious), and calls …

Juneau Bound

A travel blog entry by sggriffin

3

... quick pleasant ride; there are no births on this one, and only a snack bar. We drove right to our new campground, Spruce Meadow, where we were greeted by owner Corrina. We had a lovely space under the trees. After everything was all hooked up, we went to a nearby restaurant, The Broiler, for a very nice dinner. We stopped at Mendenhall Glacier on our way back. Had to have an early night since we are due on our glacier tour boat at ...

Sitka to Red Bluff Cove

A travel blog entry by tricab

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... colonists. It is also the site of the Tlingit Indian Fort. The walking trail around the 113 acre park has a collection of Tlingit and Haida totem poles.

Sitka has a Summer Music Festival during the month of June so we were able to attend two classical concerts during our stay. It was amazing listen to very good ...

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This B&B, located on 1101 Edgecumbe Dr, Sitka, is near Alaska Raptor Center, Kayaking in Sitka, Sheldon Jackson Museum, and Sitka Sound Tours.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAlaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn Sitka

    Reviewed by cphenly

    Way Too Expensive for What You Get

    Reviewed Aug 6, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Pros: Nice facility, comfortable beds. Made us a to-go breakfast for our 4:30 a.m departure. Keep snacks (but not drinks) available all the time.

    Cons: Owner talked for one sold hour upon our arrival, before we ever got to the room. We were left to find the room ourselves. Breakfast very plain, but plentiful. Table not set; serve yourself buffet style, collecting dishes and silverware. Bus your dishes back to the kitchen. Internet service quite poor--down completely for half the time we were there. House inconveniently located if you have no car; there is a bus, but it runs only once an hour. You can walk to downtown (1.2 miles to the center of town; 1.5 miles to the National Park), and the walking is not scenic; just through neighborhoods. Uphill all the way back. Owner somewhat bossy. No shoes allowed in house; strict instructions about where to leave the key on our early checkout--repeated three different times. The owners are friendly, but more managing than welcoming and NO special services--carry your own bags, get yourself out of the house when you leave, and so on.

    None of these problems is, in itself, particularly awful, but given the price we paid, they are unacceptable. When I booked the room, 8 months in advance, I was told that the only room available for all three nights was the suite, by far the most expensive room in the house. I had a hard time believing that this was true--I think the owner simply wanted to ensure that her most expensive room was rented first. My choice was to take it or choose another hotel. This was highly reviewed, and as it was a special occasion, I took it, but I would not do so again. This house may be much more satisfactory if you can get one of the cheaper rooms, but I recommend trying elsewhere.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn Sitka

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding